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Kee Action Sports Now Distributing Kingman Markers & Accessories

KEE Action Sports is pleased to announce an agreement with the Kingman Group, Inc. to sell and distribute Spyder Paintball Markers and Accessories. Effective immediately, KEE will begin to distribute Spyder Paintball products in the US and Canadian core paintball markets, excluding the International and the Mass Retail channels.

Chuck Hendsch, VP Sales for the Kingman Group, said, “We are excited to have KEE distributing our Spyder products. We have been very impressed with the distribution reach of KEE. Working with them closely will ensure full coverage of our Spyder product lines.”

“The Sypder product line has been a mainstay in the sport of Paintball, and we look forward to having the opportunity to offer these quality products as part of our product portfolio to our customers,” said KEE’s VP of US Sales, Johnny Postorivo.

KEE Action Sports LLC is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of paintball sporting goods and the exclusive source for RPS®, Empire®, Invert™, Invert™ MINI™, BT Paintball™, HALO®, EVIL®, and Pure Energy® brand products. 

Kingman Group is the creator of the Spyder, MR Series, and Classic Series paintball markers. They also distribute a full range of loaders, gear, apparel, and paint.

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KEE Action Sports Buys XO Industries

Originally Posted by Propaintball.com

This morning we learned that KEE Action Sports Group has purchased Canadian paintball manufacture and product distributor XO Industries. XO has a large foothold in the Canadian market place and has been steadily gaining ground in the United States marketplace by selling quality paintballs at low prices. XO currently manufactures a large line of paintball products including but not limited to several different grades of paintballs, both on and off the field gear and markets to the scenario players under the brand Gen-X-Global. KEE Action Sports has several high profile and extremely successful brands such as BT for the scenario players, a full line RPS Paintballs under the brands EVIL and RPS, and EMPIRE branded playing gear. The two companies will be working to consolidate their brands under one name and distribution network and we can only speculate as to which one is going to win out. However, the real shake up will take place at the end of the season when teams contracts are renegotiated and KEE/XO determine which teams to keep in their Pro stable. KEE currently sponsors the Russian Legion, San Diego Dynasty, Infamous, San Antonio X-Factor and Tampa Bay Damage. XO currently sponsors Edmonton Impact, New England Hurricanes, Orange County Bushwackers and Portland Naughty Dogs. From what we understand, XO Industries has reassured the sponsored teams that their contracts and agreements will be honored. With budgets tightening and the natural focus of acquisition teams being to cut costs and cut out the overlap between the two companies, one can only speculate that they will refocus their sponsorship on an elite group. The deal between KEE and XO is a major move that further consolidates the paint manufacturing industry; on one side we have Procaps/DXS who recently merged with Archon/ZAP, and on the other, KEE merging with PMI and XO. Paintball is going to get interesting!

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